Update: The N&R reported the dropping of Emmett Morphis’ charges. Reporter Jennifer Fernandez placed the body of the article in the comments below. Thanks, N&R, you did good.
Back when I was blogging regularly, I would read the paper and post my take on whatever interested me. In February of 2008, two articles in the N&R caught my eye because they were both about the Morphis brothers, recently of Fincastles Restaurant fame.
It mentioned Emmett Morphis, whom I’ve known for sometime, because he had been accused by a former associate of embezzlement.
Turns out it is true that you can sue anyone for anything and the paper will cover it; if you get cleared of the charge – the paper of record doesn’t usually mention it.
I received a note from Emmett’s wife Lee on Monday saying that their ordeal is over and his name has been cleared. An excerpt…
“As most of you know, my husband Emmett has gone through a lengthy and public business disagreement with a former business associate. We are happy to say that it is over and Emmett’s name has been cleared. It has been 7 years since his x-partner came at Emmett with a civil suit….
…Anyway, long story short, and several articles in the newspaper, the case was finally released due to lack of evidence. (Because there is none.)
…Finally, it is over. This has been a tough 7 years for us. We appreciate all the support and friendship.”
Good. Now I’m waiting to read about it in the paper